Washington, D.C. – Tomorrow, at 3 PM EST, Chairman Doggett will hold a hearing on combatting surprise medical bills, which burden patients with unexpected medical costs. For three Congresses, Chairman Doggett has sought action to end surprise medical bills and has authored legislation to protect patients from this practice. Witnesses will share approaches to federal legislation to ensure that patients are not caught in the middle of conflict between insurance companies and health care providers. Fifty-seven percent of American adults have received a surprise bill for expenses that they thought would have been covered by insurance.
May 18, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas — A pair of statues of homeless people have been unveiled at the Community First! Village on Hog Eye Road.
May 16, 2019
WASHINGTON — Democratic lawmakers called on the Trump administration on Thursday to review an investment in Kentucky by a Russian aluminum company that they say has raised concerns about Russian influence on the economy and national security of the United States.
May 14, 2019
Crash investigators have pleaded for it. Congress has demanded it.
May 13, 2019
San Antonio, Texas – Today, local arts leaders, Highlands Principal Dr. Julio C. Garcia, and art teacher Rachel Alvarado joined a celebration for Yiovanna Plascencia, a junior at Highlands High School in San Antonio, who was announced as the winner of U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett’s (D-San Antonio) annual Congressional High School Art Competition.
May 10, 2019
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Doggett (D-TX) a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s tax returns:
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Doggett (D-TX), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, responded to President Trump’s expected call to action regarding surprise medical bills today. Fifty-seven percent of American adults have received a surprise bill for expenses that they thought would have been covered by insurance. Rep. Doggett has authored the only legislation in the House to end this unjustified practice. His statement:
May 7, 2019
To most people, it looked like a typical window air conditioner, fastened to the living room wall of Mercedalia Guzman’s one-bedroom apartment.
May 7, 2019
Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) urged the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to comply with and implement Section 318 of the FAA Reauthorization that was finally signed into law on October 5, 2018. This law results from a Doggett amendment requiring medical certificates for commercial balloon pilots, which was adopted with strong bipartisan support. And yet, past the 180 day window for implementation, the FAA has failed to act.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday told House Democrats he would not furnish President Trump’s tax returns despite their legal request, the latest move by Trump administration officials to shield the president from congressional investigations. Mnuchin, in a letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.), said he had consulted with the Justice Department and that they had concluded that it would not be lawful for the Trump administration to turn over the tax returns because of potential violations of privacy. Mnuchin added that requests from Congress “must serve a legitimate legislative purpose” and that the request from Democrats does not.